Asian Vegetables Rapidly Emerging in Florida

Josh McGill Top Posts, Vegetables

By Guodong (David) Liu Asian vegetables are crops originating from countries such as China, India and Japan. They are also referred to as “oriental vegetables,” and include bitter melon, long squash, yardlong bean, luffa, Chinese red meat radish and more. These new crops are emerging in Florida. In northeastern Florida, there is a grower producing more than 20 Asian vegetable …

Alternative Crops in Florida: Artichokes

Abbey Taylor Research, Top Posts, Vegetables

From hops to artichokes, the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS) Gulf Coast Research and Education Center is researching the realms of possibility for alternative crops in Florida. Alternative crops are under study due to increasing competition in the United States and with other countries, such as Mexico. Many traditional crops like tomatoes and strawberries have had …

Jack Rechcigl Discusses The 2016 Florida Ag Expo

Kelsey Fry Fruit, Top Posts, Vegetables

The Florida Ag Expo was held today at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Over 1,000 attendees consisting of fruit and vegetable growers, vendors and industry professionals came to the event to learn from the educational programs and field tours offered. The focus was on providing fruit and vegetable growers …

Georgia Grown Pleased with Subway Restaurants Partnership

Kelsey Fry Produce, Top Posts, Vegetables

Consumers have been enjoying fresh, locally grown produce on their sandwiches at many of their local Subway restaurants this year. Subway and Georgia Grown announced early this past summer the partnership to promote Georgia Grown sandwich toppings in some of their restaurants. And Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black has been pleased with this promotion. During last week’s Sunbelt Ag Expo …

Globe Samples The Finest Georgia Grown Produce

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The Georgia Grown pavilion at the 2016 Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit showcased Georgia agricultural businesses with a modern touch. The white space of the exhibit was definitely an eye catcher for those passing by. The booths were set up with plenty of white couches, chairs, walls and tables to allow for networking and promotion of the exhibiting companies. …

Florida Brings Its Finest to the World Stage

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The Fresh From Florida pavilion did an exceptional job representing Florida’s agricultural businesses at the 67th annual Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit this past weekend. With a new change in booth layout, the pavilion allowed for unity of the Florida companies on the expo show floor. It was pretty easy to spot the Florida section amidst the 12,000 exhibiting …

2016 PMA Fresh Summit Wrap-Up

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The 67th annual Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention and Expo was one for the books, literally. The event, held in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, had a record attendance of 20,889 attendees from over 65 countries. More than 12,000 exhibiting companies showcased new products, trends, technologies and innovations at the event. If you follow Southeast …

AgNet Media Attending PMA Fresh Summit

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AgNet Media is gearing up for the annual Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit hosted in Orlando, FL, October 14-16. Alongside over 1,100 exhibitors from 60+ countries, AgNet Media will be taking in the innovative opportunities presented at the expo. The Fresh Summit is expected to have over 20,000 attendees walking the aisles of the Orange County Convention Center. If …